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How do you locate parts catalogs and owner's manuals for older Schwinn models?

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SchwinnCruisers.com and BikeCatalogs.org offer some of the parts catalogs and owner’s manuals for Schwinn bicycle models. These sites include search options and other resources for locating catalogs and manuals not currently listed. The official Schwinn website, SchwinnBikes.com, provides owner’s manuals starting with the 2003 models.

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How do you locate parts catalogs and owner's manuals for older Schwinn models?
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SchwinnCruisers.com has 42 Schwinn catalogs and other literature dating back to 1899. The literature includes the company’s annual sales brochure, and the catalogs list each of that year’s models with photographs and official specifications. The catalogs and manuals are exclusively for viewing online. Downloading the files is not an option. The website, which is not officially affiliated with Schwinn, provides a history of Schwinn, a gallery of historical photographs and a list of resources for Schwinn collectors. The site includes advertisements and other information for vintage Schwinn parts and accessories.

BikeCatalogs.org provides Schwinn catalogs for every year from 1970 through 1993. The catalogs are categorized separately by year and model. Each page of the catalog has been scanned and is available for viewing online or downloading as a JPEG.

As of 2015, the official Schwinn website has owner’s manuals for models from 2003 to 2014. All of the manuals can be viewed online or downloaded in PDF format. Some of the catalogs include supplemental literature.

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